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Scientists to chase August 21 total solar eclipse using two NASA jets - Watch demonstration
Scientists to chase August 21 total solar eclipse using two NASA jets - Watch demonstration

This attempt is being made so as to capture the clearest ever images of the Sun's outer atmosphere.

NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops
NASA explains why clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops

The new study by NASA scientists overturns a common assumption as well as offers a pathway for improving accuracy in weather and climate models' treatments of rainfall.

Moon's mantle may contain lots of water, satellite data shows
Moon's mantle may contain lots of water, satellite data shows

The new study finds that numerous volcanic deposits distributed across the surface of the Moon contain unusually high amounts of trapped water compared with surrounding terrains.

 

NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more
NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals Saturn's magnetic field has no tilt and many more

The space probe, currently undergoing the final phase of its mission, known as the Grand Finale, has made some startling observations of the planet as it makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings.

Renowned Indian scientist, academician Professor Yash Pal passes away
Renowned Indian scientist, academician Professor Yash Pal passes away

Pal was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. 

Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system
Evidence of new stars forming in Milky Way offer insights into origin of solar system

These stellar nurseries can produce dozens or even hundreds of stars with different sizes and masses.

Save the date! NASA introduces Expedition 52 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 28
Save the date! NASA introduces Expedition 52 crew members; to make their ISS journey on July 28

The three new ISS crew members include NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency).

PM Modi condoles ex-ISRO chief's death, says his contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten
PM Modi condoles ex-ISRO chief's death, says his contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten

Saddened by the demise of renowned scientist, Professor U.R. Rao. His remarkable contribution to India's space programme will never be forgotten, Modi said in a tweet.

Udupi Ramachandra Rao, former ISRO chief, dies at 85: Things to know about the eminent space scientist
Udupi Ramachandra Rao, former ISRO chief, dies at 85: Things to know about the eminent space scientist

Rao, an internationally-reknowned space scientist, was hospitalised earlier this year with a heart ailment. He was 85.

Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video
Want to know Moon's role in Solar Eclipse? Watch the video

According to NASA, the Sun take most of the attention in a Solar Eclipse, but the moon also plays a pivotal role.

NASA invites citizen scientists to explore solar eclipse
NASA invites citizen scientists to explore solar eclipse

Crossing the country from Oregon to South Carolina over the course of an hour and a half, 14 states will experience night-like darkness for approximately two minutes in the middle of the day. 

Total solar eclipse on August 21: NASA recommends safety tips to witness celestial spectacle
Total solar eclipse on August 21: NASA recommends safety tips to witness celestial spectacle

Looking at the eclipse directly will damage your vision and that holds true for a partial eclipse as well.

ISRO's PSLV is much more than a satellite vehicle – It's a 'money-making machine'
ISRO's PSLV is much more than a satellite vehicle – It's a 'money-making machine'

Apart from the credit of exemplary launches of satellites that it carries on its 'rock solid' shoulders, which has managed to create a niche for ISRO in the space world, it has made space agency richer.

NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system
NASA eyes solar eclipse to understand Earth's energy system

If successful, the scientists would further develop new calculations that could improve the estimates of the amount of solar energy that reach the ground.

NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars
NASA's Opportunity captures breathtaking view above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

As per NASA, the scene includes a broad notch in the crest of the crater's rim, which may have been a spillway where water or ice or wind flowed over the rim and into the crater. 

NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video
NASA's Hubble captures Mars' tiny moon Phobos photobombing the Red Planet! - Watch video

NASA says that Hubble wasn't aiming for Phobos, but its observations were intended to photograph Mars, and the moon's cameo appearance was a bonus.

Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!
Neil Armstrong's moon dust collection pouch from Apollo 11 mission sells for $1.8 million at auction!

Its previous owner was an Illinois lawyer, who bought it in 2015 for USD 995.

ISS becomes first 'off planet' addition to Google Maps
ISS becomes first 'off planet' addition to Google Maps

Google said that it hopes and aims to inspire the people to further see the science and engineering involved in space exploration.

NASA unveils footage of rare test flight launches, landings through the years on YouTube!
NASA unveils footage of rare test flight launches, landings through the years on YouTube!

Out of a total 500 clips, nearly 300 have been uploaded to YouTube thus far, with some footage going back many decades.

Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion
Astrosat, Chandra and Hubble jointly detect massive cosmic explosion

Three space-based observatories Astrosat, Chandra, Hubble Space Telescope and a ground-based observatory HARPS have simultaneously detected a massive coronal explosion on the nearest planet-hosting star 'Proxima Centauri', a top scientist revealed here on Wednesday.

Mayak – Experimental Russian satellite is the brightest shooting star in night sky
Mayak – Experimental Russian satellite is the brightest shooting star in night sky

Mayak 3U-CubeSat is set to deploy a large tetrahedron-shaped solar reflector that could make the satellite as the third brightest object in the the sky only after the Sun and the Moon.

Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch
Japanese space drone sends first images and videos from International Space Station! Watch

The Internal Ball Camera drone was sent to take pictures and videos of the work of the astronauts aboard the space station.

NASA Langley commemorates 100th anniversary – From small steps to giant leaps
NASA Langley commemorates 100th anniversary – From small steps to giant leaps

By 1958, Langley's governing organisation, NASA, would become NASA, and Langley's accomplishments would soar from air into space.

No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA
No commands to Mars rovers, orbiters later this month: NASA

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

Who or what is sending mysterious radio signals from a star lying 11 light years away?
Who or what is sending mysterious radio signals from a star lying 11 light years away?

The signals came from a red dwarf star – Ross 128 (GJ 447) – which is around 2,800 times dimmer than the Sun and is not yet known to have any planets, researchers said.

Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker
Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos receives first Buzz Aldrin Space Innovation Award from Apollo 11 moonwalker

Aldrin, 87, established the Apollo 11 Anniversary Gala to commemorate his moon mission, which blasted off at 13:32:00 UTC from Kennedy Space Center 48 years ago on July 16, 1969. 

Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million
Neil Armstrong moon bag on sale for up to $4 million

Traces of moon dust and small rock are embedded in what is the only artifact from the Apollo 11 mission in private hands, says Sotheby's, who is organizing the sale on July 20, the 48th anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969.

Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!
Are there worms on Martian surface? NASA image reveals bizarre subsurface patterns on red planet!

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured some breathtaking images of the Mars where a worm-like fissures were blanketing the floor of a mysterious crater on the surface of the red planet.

Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way
Scientists discover distant galaxy 1,000 times brighter than Milky Way

It is the brightest of the submillimetre galaxies, a class of ultraluminous infrared galaxies, according to the researchers.

NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon
NASA releases new maps of Pluto, Charon

On July 14, 2015, NASA`s New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight through the Pluto system - providing the first close-up images of Pluto and its moons and collecting other data that has transformed our understanding of these mysterious worlds on the solar system`s outer frontier.